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Powerful and Effective Prayer

Terence Ascott, SAT-7 CEO"The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."  James 5:16b

TV Terminology

Dear Friend of SAT-7,

Allow me to introduce you to some TV terminology:

"Traffic" is often a term used to describe automobiles congesting a roadway (a constant problem in Cairo!).  But in the television industry, "traffic" is defined as the way in which programs, commercial spots , announcements and other video elements are moved from a production center, to storage (usually on tape or digital formats) and then onto the screen at exactly the time they are scheduled to broadcast.

Free Indeed

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” John 8:36

All Means Possible

“I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel…”

1 Corinthians 9:22-23

Not Ashamed

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15

In many ways this Bible verse encapsulates the SAT-7 Ethos.  We are Christians, and we “are not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes,” Romans 1:12.

Seeing Jesus Clearly

This next week Christians around the world will remember Christ’s death and resurrection.  It will be reenacted in various “Passion Plays” ranging from animated tales, to puppet shows, to people allowing real nails to be hammered into their own flesh to commemorate Christ’s death on the cross (an horrific annual tradition in part of the Philippines).

They Are Watching!

“…watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.  Deuteronomy 4:9

In this verse from Deuteronomy we see God challenging his people to “watch” themselves and their lifestyles; to remember the many miraculous things they have seen.

An Anchor in Stormy Times

The news isn’t good in the Middle East at the beginning of 2010:  Arab Christians in Iraq and Egypt were attacked and several were killed as they left a church service on Christmas Eve, in Iran political unrest continues unabated, and in the Palestinian areas instability and economic suffering threaten the very existence of the Christian community in Bethlehem, the city of Christ’s birth.  

A Great Light

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned…For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9: 2 & 6

A True Partnership

I recently met with many of SAT-7’s Partners, who came from around the world to take part in our annual Network conference.  It was a wonderful time as we heard reports of what God is doing through SAT-7’s channels.  We listened intently as Ramez Atallah, General Secretary of the Bible Society of Egypt, challenged us as individuals, and as a ministry, to be the means through which Christ’s message is manifest. 

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